Sunday, March 30, 2014

Rezoning the Bee Ridge Park of Commerce PCD vs. CN

On Thurs. April 3, a request to rezone a portion of the Bee Ridge Park of Commerce from PCD to CN will be heard by the Planning Commission. See here for details.

Below are descriptions of what is permitted under each designation. Are there any uses we as nearby residents would prefer not to see across from our front entrance? Have a look, let us know.

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PCD vs. CN by level of permission (Sarasota Cty Code Appendix 5)

Info taken from the Municode for Sarasota County

4.7. - Commercial and Industrial District Intent Statements.

4.7.1.
Commercial Neighborhood District (CN).

a.

The CN District permits small-scale, neighborhood-oriented commercial facilities. Their proper development and use shall be facilitated through design techniques and sufficient buffering (as set out in Article 7), which provide for walkable, pedestrian-friendly uses compatible with nearby residential uses. The district is not intended for use by major or large-scale commercial, sales, service or automotive-oriented activities. The primary uses include retail sale of food, drugs, hardware, and similar items and the provision of personal services. Offices and other similar uses are encouraged. Uses in this district are intended to be located within convenient traveling distance from one or several neighborhoods which they will serve. This district allows residential use, including upper story residential dwelling units, in order to promote live-work and mixed use opportunities.

b.

The CN District is generally used to implement the Comprehensive Plan within those areas of Sarasota County shown as Regional, Community, Village I, Village II, or Neighborhood Commercial Center, or Commercial Corridor on the Future Land Use Map.

c.

When rezoning to the CN District the applicant for rezoning may request that the Development Concept Plan submitted with the rezoning application be binding. Under such circumstances, if the rezoning is approved, the Development Concept Plan shall be binding.

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4.8.3.

Planned Commerce Development District (PCD).

a.

The PCD District provides an area for coordinated mixed use developments which include industrial, commercial, office, educational, civic, institutional, residential and service uses within a planned development with appropriate perimeter buffering and open space. This district provides a mechanism to attract major employers to Sarasota County, in locations where the service needs of employees and customers are accommodated. This district allows for significant contribution to the economic base of Sarasota County and provides for housing opportunities near employment centers. The variety of land uses available in this district will allow flexibility to respond to market demands and the needs of tenants, which provides for a variety of physically and functionally integrated land uses.

b.

Generally, land uses include manufacturing, wholesaling and warehousing, construction services, transportation services, limited retail trade and service, office, educational, civic, institutional, and residential uses in support of employment activities in the district. This district allows residential use, including upper story residential dwelling units, in order to promote live-work and mixed use opportunities. When rezoning to the PCD District, Development Concept Plans are binding.

c.

Developments at this scale are often also subject to a Development of Regional Impact or Critical Area Plan. The PCD District is generally used to implement the Comprehensive Plan within those areas of Sarasota County designated as Major Employment Center (MEC) and/or Major Employment Center/Interstate Regional Office Park (MEC/IROP) on the Future Land Use Map.

Click on "Read More" to see what is permitted under CN and what is permitted under PCD:





The Bee Ridge Park of Commerce (BRPOC) is currently labeled “PCD” - this is a broad land use designation. Several parcels within this PCD are what are known as “bubbles.” That is, they have no specific use listed, and therefore are open to any of the Permitted (P) uses below for PCD, and potentially open to any of the Limited uses (L).

If the 7.7 acres of the BRPOC were converted to CN, then use on those 10 acres would be restricted to what is allowed for CN below.



PCD vs. CN by level of permission (Sarasota Cty Code Appendix 5)

Info taken from the Municode for Sarasota County

Note: According to the chart, everything that's permitted as CN is also permitted as PCD but not vice versa.

The ones marked with * are permitted for both CN and PCD

PCD - Permitted
Townhouse (semi-attached, roof deck, stacked)
Multifamily (multiplex, apartment)
Upper story/attached residential
* All community service
* Family day care home
* Large family child care home
* Adult day care home (up to 6)
* Adult day care facility (7 or more)
College or university
* Day facility
Elementary, middle or high school
* Vocational, trade or business school
All medical facilities except pain management clinics
* All parks and open areas, except cemetery, wild animal sanctuary
All passenger terminals except limited airport, heliport
Places of worship
Neighborhood resource center
* Minor utilities
* Stormwater facility in different zoning district than principal use
All indoor recreation except bars are permitted/limited and indoor entertainment is limited/special exception
* Clubs and lodges
Extreme sports facility
Firing, or archery range, indoor
Gymnastics facility, martial arts facility, fitness gym, dance studio, indoor sports academy
All offices
* Community recreation facility
All commercial parking
Drive-thru (drive in) restaurants
All retail sales and service except limited animal hospital, veterinary clinic, with or without animal boarding and limited convenience store with gas pumps, gas station with minim art
Convenience store without gas pumps permitted
Drive-thru retail sales or service
Package store
Vehicle parts and accessories
Retail sales of lumber and building supplies up to 60,000 square feet gross floor area
All self-service storage
Car wash, full or self-service
All light industrial service, except crematorium
Research laboratory without manufacturing facility
All warehouse and freight movement, except stockpiling of sand and gravel
All wholesale trade

CN - Permitted

All community services

Family day care home

Large family child care home

Adult day care home (up to 6)

Adult day care facility (7 or more)

Educational day facility

Vocational, trade or business school

All parks and open areas, except cemetery and wild animal sanctuary

Minor utilities

Stormwater facility in different zoning district than principal use

Clubs & lodges

Community recreation facility


PCD - Limited (Permitted with Limitations)



* Live work unit

* Upper story/attached residential

* All group living except community residential home and group homes

* Boarding house, rooming house, fraternity or sorority

* Day care facility

Medical patient family accommodations

* Major utilities limited/special exception

Bars permitted/limited

* Entertainment indoors limited/special exception

Entertainment outdoors limited/special exception

Restaurants

Animal hospital, veterinary clinic, with or without animal boarding

Convenience store with gas pumps, gas station with mini -mart

All transient accommodations, except bed and breakfast

Vehicle service, general

CN - Limited (Permitted with Limitations)

Live work unit

Upper story/attached residential

All group living except community residential home and group homes

Boarding house, rooming house, fraternity or sorority

Day care facility

Medical facilities limited except no patient family accommodations or pain management clinics

Places of worship

Neighborhood resource center

Major utilities limited/special exception

All indoor recreation is limited exception except

Bars are limited/special exception

Indoor Entertainment is limited/special exception

No extreme sports facilities

No firing or archery range, indoor

No Gymnastics facility, fitness gym, dance studio, indoor sports academy

All offices are limited/special exception

Restaurants limited/special exception

All retail sales are limited/special exception except drive-thru retail sales or service is limited only and garden center/outside merchandise is by special exception

All transient accommodations, including bed and breakfast are limited/special exception

PCD - Special Exception
All social service institutions except neighborhood resource center is permitted

Dog or horse track, jai-alai fronton

Polo club

Special events in conjunction with an approved outdoor recreation use

Garden center completely enclosed

Garden center/outside merchandise

Retail sales, over 60,000 square feet gross floor area in a single occupant building


CN - Special Exception
College or university

Garden center/outside merchandise

Special events in conjunction with an approved outdoor recreation use


This information is also located here.

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